- Study casts doubt on existence of a potential ‘Earth 2.0’.
- If Oumuamua is an alien spacecraft, it’s keeping quiet so far.
- Why NASA won’t let you lick the spacecraft. It doesn’t taste like snozzberries?
- LSD gives congenitally-blind ‘rock star’ synesthesia-like hallucinations.
- The world’s most valuable A.I. start-up also happens to be part of “the world’s biggest system of surveillance“.
- Only 43% of the cells in your body are human.
- After death, your microbiome could still help the living.
- This memory prosthesis boosts recall in humans by roughly 40 percent.
- Tech gurus race to realize telepathy.
- In brow we trust: Without our eyebrows, humans could have died out just like Neanderthals.
- Earth’s earliest life arose out of fart-scented pools.
- The British, Irish and Lebanese have all claimed descent from the ancient Phoenicians. But ancient Phoenicia never existed.
- Easter Island’s treasures could be destroyed due to rising sea levels.
- How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past.
- This ancient sea reptile was one of the largest creatures ever.
- Video of the Day: Aldous Huxley talking in the 1950s about the dangers of being “caught by surprise by our own advancing technology“.
Quote of the Day:
In an era where supposedly hard material reality seems to shift more like vapour with every passing day, I think it becomes more evident that timeless and unchanging mythology is the actual solid bedrock on which our flimsy and temporary human realities are briefly erected.